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Upon arrival in Florence – just an hour-and-a-half train ride from Rome – we were feeling a bit worn down after Romapalooza with the Knausses. So, we checked into Hotel Silla, In the evening, we set out to explore the area around our hotel. It was on the banks of the Arno River in an area that seemed to be a favorite among locals, …
The train to Florence was simple and easy. Taking a taxi from the station to our hotel we pass the famous Duomo. It is really amazing. Green and white marble all over the exterior. Our hotel is across the river in the green and trendy part of Florence. At our hotel, again with the tiny elevator, a little bigger than the last one but not much. We …
Sunday we visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David. We come really early to miss the crowds and it was worth it. They don’t make you wonder the museum to see it, it is immediately there as you walk in. One woman sees him and starts to cry. It is amazing but I don’t have that reaction. The hall leading up to …
I have made my decision to have a cappuccino with breakfast and it nearly renders me unable to walk. The hit of caffeine makes me woozy. I take some time to recover and we slowly make our way to the streets for our next day of Florence. Monday, all the big museums are closed so we go to the Duomo and then to the Bargello museum. The Bargello was …
I can't believe I agreed to spend only 2 nights in Venice. Hubby wanted to spend all the time in Florence so this was a compromise. Of course, even a week in each city would not be enough.
It is especially sad to return to Florence for only 1 more night before returning home.
I am still feeling calf pain but not as much. The walk back over …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Silla Hotel Florence
Feels like home
We stayed at Silla for two consecutive years and wouldn't even consider another hotel when we return to Florence. The combination of cordial staff, great setting and discriminating guests made our stays truly wonderful. When I want to escape the stresses of everyday life, I reflect on our best vacations ever and cherish the beauty of Florence and the warmth of the staff at Silla where we were treated like family. Thank you all for heartwarming experiences.
Lovely,clean,well located Florence Hotel
I have been a Travel Consultant for many years,and on my last trip to Florence, I stayed at the Hotel Silla,(I got the recommendation from Karen Browns book). Was a perfect location, very clean & quiet, friendly staff, and certainly well priced. I have sent many of my clients there, & will continue to do so. Next time I go to Florence, I would not think of staying any place else. Keep up the good work Hotel Silla!
My wife and I enjoyed our 20th anniversary in Italy and spent 2 nights at the Hotel Silla. Great caffe latte at breakfast and rooms which were very clean. We found that, in Europe, just because a hotel advertises air conditioning, it doesn't mean it will be on or available. Thankfully, the weather was such that we didn't need it . We liked the staff and the location and found it a very good value.
Great place, great service, great price
The Hotel Silla was reasonably priced and a charming place to stay in an excellent location. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. After room service had closed for the evening, my husband asked a staff member where we could get a cup of tea nearby. Even though they had shut down the kitchen an hour earlier, the staff member made us a beautiful tray of tea and cookies.
The hotel is located just steps from restaurants and public transportation. Our room was simply decorated, but very pretty and the bathroom was very large. We plan to return to Florence, and we'll stay at the Hotel Silla when we do.
Beautiful location but overrated
The hotel Silla is in the most beautiful location with a gorgeous view of the Arno and beautiful terrace. However inside is a very different matter, I was there in the summer 2002- the room was basic/dingy and needed to be thoroughly refurbished, the corridors were very pokey and sadly felt rather claustrophobic. It wasn't cheap, and was certainly very sad and rundown place. It has so much potential and let's hope the owners do something about it!
Wouldn't go anywhere else in Florence.
What a joy to find such a nice hotel, good service, friendly staff and so centrally positioned. We stayed for a couple of days with a group from Canada - couldn't have been better. Will always go back.
A trip to Florence, Italy.
My family and I stayed at Hotel Silla in Florence for 10 days. The staff of the hotel has been very friendly helping us find places, inquiring for tour buses and in general helped us in every way possible. This 3 star hotel, is located not far from the Ufizzi Gallery near the Arno river, a very quiet and pleasant location. The rooms, and bathroom are kept very clean daily. We highly recommand it.
Loved Hotel Silla
We Stayed at Hotel Silla 6 nights while attending our daughter's wedding at the Grand Hotel Villa Cora in florence. We were thrilled with our Room #31 and the location was quiet and close to all you could wish to see. The staff was very friendly and eager to assist. Our rate was $176 which was very reasonable compared to everything else we checked. We had a hair dryer, refrig and cable tv (CNN only) in our room. Be sure to bring a converter for any other electrical items you have. Breakfast is served, however, no other food service is available.
We will be sure to stay at Hotel Silla again.
Lovely hotel set just back from the Arno, 5 minutes walk from the centre. The rooms are simply furnished but clean. Try to get a room at the front with views over the city.
Very attentive staff. Great first floor patio is ideal way to relax.
I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Florence.
Hotel Silla is a great place to stay in Florence. It is located on the bank of the Arno River and it's only a 10 minute walk from the center of the old town. The rooms are very spacious and well-kept; many have 10 ft ceilings. Also, you can enjoy breakfast on the 2nd story terrace that has great views of the River Arno and the rest of Florence